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Clinical &                            Translational                                                                       ...
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How Does Sample Processing Work? Insights from a Core Lab at the University of California, San Francisco


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How Does Sample Processing Work? Insights from a Core Lab at the University of California, San Francisco

  1. 1. Clinical & Translational CTSI-CRS Sample Processing Core Laboratories Sciences Wendy Staub, Lab Manager Institute 415-794-6460 UCSF CTSI Clinical Research ServicesThe CTSI-CRS Sample Moffitt Moffitt Mt. Zion San Francisco TenderloinProcessing Core Hospital Adult Hospital Hospital General Research Pediatrics & Hospital CenterLaboratories perform NCRC Specimen aliquoting     specimen processing,sample storage, and Serum/plasma      separationshipping for more than Buffy coat isolation      Addition of protease     200 clinical studies. inhibitors, etc. Blood smear     Our services are preparations Shipping     available to all UCSF Short-term storage    faculty, residents, and (3 months max.) PBMC isolation  research fellows. EBV transformation   Labeling, Set-up of B cells Cryopreservation of   cellsWe have five Cell staining for flow   cytometry Shipping Processinglaboratories located at: Point-of-care testing  (rapid HIV, rapid• Moffitt Hospital, Adult HCV)• Moffitt Hospital, More than 45,000 samples processed in 2011 Storage, Inventory Pediatrics• Mt. Zion Hospital• SFGH• Tenderloin Research ClinicSample types:• Blood• Urine• Saliva• Amniotic Fluid• Cerebrospinal Fluid Mt. Zion Lab Transfer pipettes This publication made possible by Grant Number UL1 RR024131 from the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), acomponent of the National Institutes of Health(NIH), and NIH Roadmap for Medical Research.Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official view of NCRR or NIH. Information on NCRR available at Information on Re-engineering the Clinical Research Enterprise can be obtained from rview-translational.asp Moffitt Adult Lab SFGH Lab TCRC Lab PCRC staff